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Anna Pammrová in the Library

November 9, 2011

IllustrationWe invite you to the literary evening organized for the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Anna Pammrová’s birthday - Anna Pammrová, her life, work and friendship with Otokar Březina.

The composition of texts, letters, and documentary photographs was prepared and will be presented by Milada Škárová. Petr Holman will present information about the important discovery of Anna Pammrová’s correspondence, addressed not only to Otakar Březina. We will also hear a sample of the newly found letters to Otokar Březina.

When: 23rd November 2010 at 17:00

Where: Montmartre Gallery, Řetězová 7, Prague 1

The event will be held with support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

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